New £1.8million plan to stop crumbling churches and other places of worship ...

Praise the Lord! New £1.8million plan to stop crumbling churches and other places of worship falling into disrepair Volunteers will maintain old churches starting in urban Manchester and Suffolk Churches may double as libraries or community centres used by the community Will take 'stitch-in-time' approach by doing urgent repairs before they get worse

By Glen Owens For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:10 BST, 1 September 2018 | Updated: 22:10 BST, 1 September 2018

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 A £1.8 million plan to stop churches and other places of worship falling into disrepair is to be launched.

Under the scheme, which is managed by Historic England, volunteers will help to maintain buildings and look at ways of throwing them open to wider use by the community.

An 18-month pilot, to run in rural Suffolk and urban Manchester,

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